Your location: Hilliard, OH (suburb of Columbus)
Age (If you want): 46
How Primal are you: Started Jan 1 and still learning
Do you consume dairy: yes, but I don't drink milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: don't drink either
Motivator for switching to Primal: nothing else was working so I thought, what the hell, why not
Favorite exercise: walking
Favorite Primal food: meat
Best part about being Primal: eating this way doesn't seem restrictive
Worst part about being Primal: not having some great smelling baked goods (a weakness of mine)
Your location: San Diego
Age : 53
How Primal are you: about 80% (more strictly low carb at this point)
Do you consume dairy: yes -heavy cream with 3x week decaf coffee
Do you drink coffee or tea: green tea every morning, decaf coffee several times /week
Motivator for switching to Primal: health, weight loss
Favorite exercise: tie between back squat and yoga
Favorite Primal food: thee way tie between beef, caulflour and most pork products
Best part about being Primal: just feeling better
Worst part about being Primal: no pasta and potatoes
Great site ...looking forward to further exploration and participation...:)
I'm located in Christiansburg, Virginia
I'm 43 years old
I'm extremely primal due to food allergies that are accompanied by hypothyroidism.
One of my allergies is dairy, so no, I'm not consuming that right now.
I am gluten intolerant
I also have hypoglycemia due to the hypothyroid so I avoid fruits and starchy tubers all together and I eat the lowest glycemic of the vegetables.
I don't eat vegetables of the nightshade variety
I don't drink coffee, my thyroid wouldn't allow me. I drink mostly flat water. Occasionally I will have herbal tea and sparkling water.
The only nut I eat is the macadamia.
I'm too tired to exercise most days.
I LOVE fat.
After reading previous posts, realized I haven't been sick either since I started eating this way.
There isn't a worst part. I don't have attachments to foods like normal people do. I'm ok with eating this way.
Your location: Ontario, Canada
Age (If you want): 29
How Primal are you: I eat as much within the primal food options as I want. As I am new to this lifestyle I can't commit to a percentage just now.
Do you consume dairy: minimal dairy - butter, the occasional greek yogurt
Do you drink coffee or tea: Tea
Motivator for switching to Primal: My sister in law! Who in just over a year has lost a significant amount of body fat, balanced her moods and has virtually eliminated her anxiety. She encouraged me to try it, and after reading/researching about this lifestyle, it just made sense.
Favorite exercise: Walking / kettle bell work outs / playing with my nephews
Favorite Primal food: Meat, meat, meat! I have been on many calorie restrictive diets in the past, so I'm so glad that protein is becoming a staple in my eating habits.
Best part about being Primal: No longer a slave to calorie counting, measuring and weighing food.
Worst part about being Primal: Telling people about my lifestyle change and having them lecture me about how wrong I am...whoa boy do they have a lot to learn. Aside from that, nothing so far :)
Your location:Melbourne, Australia, but originally from Ireland
Age (If you want):34
How Primal are you: I'm pretty primal but I'm indulgent the odd time. I try to stay away from grains at all costs though.
Do you consume dairy:Yes. Cheese please
Do you drink coffee or tea:coffee with wholemilk
Motivator for switching to Primal: to feel good and look great
Favorite exercise: none. Don't like that bit
Favorite Primal food:meat. All kinds
Best part about being Primal: not being bloated and I'm never hungry. Using animal fats. Yum
Worst part about being Primal: severely sitting my potato intake
Upstate New York
Today is my first attempt at Primal although I have been thinking about it for a while now.
I want to try and cut Dairy because I have PCOS and read that dairy can aggravate the symtpoms
I cut out all tea and coffee 6 months ago
I want to lose weight, gain energy, and control my CONSTANT sugar/carb cravings
I dont exercise at the moment
I don't know what my favorite food is yet
I am new so I don't know what the BEST and WORST is yet.....although I can say any lifestyle that doesn't include cupcakes may be a challnge for me heh heh
Your location: Pasadena, Maryland
Age (If you want): 47
How Primal are you: I have only been doing this for about a week - as far as diet - I have been 95%. Exercise is about 50% as I have a hard date to lose a certain amount of weight - so I am doing more than prescribed for now.
Do you consume dairy: Yes - but I don't care for milk
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes - both. A cup of coffee in the morning and green tea - not every day, but several times per week.
Motivator for switching to Primal: Frustration with health issues and not losing weight
Favorite exercise: Anything fo rmy shoulders because they show progress the quickest - but in general - free weights is my favorite thing to do in the gym. I detest cardio! :)
Favorite Primal food: Hmm - that is tough. I am not a meat eater, so I would say the big ass salad
Best part about being Primal: With the exception of having a touch of the "carb flu" in general I already feel better!
Worst part about being Primal: I don't have a worst yet. Only complaint would be the sluggish tired feeling but since I know that is temporary and is actually my body doing what it needs to do - I can't really even call that a complaint.
[FONT=Century Gothic]Your location: Carrollton, TX
Age (If you want): 42
How Primal are you: 95% (we have Indian food once every two weeks)
Do you consume dairy: No
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes, I like black, chai and green teas
Motivator for switching to Primal: The 105 pounds I have to lose and sick to freaking death of feeling awful!
Favorite exercise: Biking and Hiking
Favorite Primal food: I love fresh fruits and veggies and some chicken
Best part about being Primal: I am starting to feel a little better, I have only been doing this almost a week.
Worst part about being Primal: Nothing so far![/FONT]
Howdy! I'm a new member to the Forum and Paleo in general. I'm really looking forward to becoming more involved.
[B]How do I get more involved?[/B]
Your location: [B]Washington D.C.[/B]
Age (If you want): [B]43[/B]
How Primal are you: [B]Just started the 21-Day transformation (Day 3)[/B]
Do you consume dairy: Occasionally, but will abstain for at least the 21-day 'transformation' period.
Do you drink coffee or tea: Yes and Yes ... no milk or sugar .... ever
Motivator for switching to Primal: [B]I'm a classic metabolic syndrom, pre-diabetic, ex-heavy drinker, gout stricken, formerly very active, 43 year old male that wants to change the way I feel and the way I look[/B]
Favorite exercise: [B]Cycling[/B]
Favorite Primal food: [B]I'm a newbie ... but so far it's the Moroccan Chicken w/ Cauliflower Rice[/B]
Best part about being Primal: [B]I'm a scientist, and to me it is the convergence of several diet plans and ways of life that makes simple sense.[/B]
Worst part about being Primal: [B]I LOVE sorbet ... I'm not a big dessert eater, but the Sorbet is my weak point. I can inhale 1/2 a pint (or more) very easily after a meal.[/B]
Nice to 'meet' you .... I'm within my first week too. Just posted an intro.